How does Falcon fairing half behaves in atmosphere before parachutes deployment?

What is its free fall attitude in atmosphere?

  • Is the fairing's attitude stable (with some wobbling, but without rotation)?

  • Or is it in stable rotation?

  • Or unstable rotation (chaotic changes of attitude)?

I guess the last is unlikely because it would complicate the use of thrusters and parachutes.

What is the height where the parachutes deployed? What is the speed?


If no solid sources available - educated guesses are welcome

  • $\begingroup$ May be a spring-loaded pilot chute is used to deploy the main parachutes. Such a pilot chute may help if the free fall attitude in atmosphere of the fairing half is unfavorable. $\endgroup$ – Uwe Aug 3 '18 at 15:45

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